As the mercury taunts us with 3-digit temperatures, we're taking steps to keep our outdoor guests cool. Today we installed an intermittent water cooling system for our largest kennel, and so far we're pleased with the results (it's noticeably cooler inside the kennel than out!). In the coming week this will be expanded to our remaining kennels, so all of our guests can rest comfortably, both inside and out!
We had an active month in February, and as things wound down, we did too, enjoying a much anticipated vacation to the Pismo Beach area. Now we've kicked off the month of March with another basic obedience training class. Thanks to all who are attending - it takes diligence, patience, and practice, but the techniques really work! Not only will you end up with a better behaved dog, but you'll truly develop a healthy relationship with your dog at the same time. So hang in there!
One final note to mention that we still have plenty of boarding slots open this month, so don't hesitate to call!
We have already reached capacity for some days in February. If you want to board with us, please call ASAP. Make sure your dog is current on all vaccinations. You can check our boarding contract in the Downloads section for our vaccination requirements. We cannot accept dogs who are not current on all vaccinations. This ensures the safety of your dog and all other dogs that stay with us.
We are pleased to announce our first dog training class of 2013! Class begins March 5 @ 6pm and is a 6-week class. Please contact us ASAP if you're interested, as we're only taking a maximum of 6 students. The training contract is available in our Downloads
section. Feel free to download it, but be sure to call or e-mail to secure your spot as well. We hope to hear from you soon!
This is something we naturally practice but don't necessarily promote well, and I (Brian) thought it would be worthwhile mentioning. Whenever possible, we avoid using chemicals on our property. Now, I've titled this post as an aversion
to chemicals, because realistically there are
times when the use of modern chemicals is necessary (to control mushrooms and foxtails, for instance). But the benefit of using chemicals must be compelling. And of course we always follow the instructions carefully, and we never apply chemicals when actively boarding dogs.
Today is an an excellent example of what I mean. We've had an ever-increasing population of cheeseweed (Common Mallow) in our back yard, so today I spent a good part of the day pulling them out. I could have used an herbicide to kill them, but it just wasn't compelling enough. This is our commitment to our own dogs, and it's our commitment to you!
Incidentally, did you know that cheeseweed leaves are edible and can be used in salads!
As you peruse our website, you may find mention of Kings River Life
online magazine. Sheryl has written several pet-related articles for them, and Brian has written a handful of articles for them, too. If you're a business owner looking for a place to advertise, KRL will donate 10% of their ad fee to a local animal rescue. We felt that was certainly worth mentioning here!
Starting September 18th we are beginning our new puppy class Tuesdays at 6pm. Its a six week class for the young puppies through 8 months old. Space is limited so reserve your spot today. We will be posting the registration shortly for the class.
We've had enough interest in dog training that we're back on the schedule with an upcoming class! Sheryl will be teaching a basic manners class starting Tuesday, Aug 28 (yes, less than a week away!). If you want to attend, please call Sheryl ASAP and let her know. Then you can download the registration form from the Downloads
section and mail it in with the class fee. Be aware that the completed registration form and payment must be received before the first day of class
Hope to hear from you soon!
We had a lot of interest in the dog training class, but in the end it just didn't work out with people's schedules. We were also a little concerned about the heat. So, we've decided to postpone any dog training until the Fall and will just see what kind of interest we get then. Feel free to call or e-mail if you're interested, and we'll also be posting information on our Facebook page.
We will be offering an introductory 6-week dog training class starting July 10. This is a great way for you to meet other dog owners and develop a stronger bond with your dog (not to mention get a better-behaved dog out of it!). We're keeping the class small, so if you want to participate please contact Sheryl asap. The class is $80, and the class fee and signed training contract are required prior to the beginning of class. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and must be at least 4 months old. We hope you can participate!